Hardin County, Kentucky

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Soil and ducks dying ?

Hello, I have several ducks that have died within the last few months, each starting with their neck a little swollen and then swells to the size of a grapefruit . There are no vets that I can find that will see a duck, but they did say maybe some the feed, something in the pond that’s bacterial, aspergillosis from the straw or even maybe bird flu but that was just an online “ask a vet “. Do you guys look at anything like this or have any thoughts on it ?


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Hardin County Kentucky 11 months ago

Safety of Sevin Dust

I need to know if this pesticide Sevin Dust is a safe product to use in garden for pests and whether or not it is poisonous. I was reading about this stuff on a website https://foodtruthfreedom.wordpress.com and read that it is poison not just for insects but humans as well. They claim the Sevin dust is consumed via the leaf of the plant, the produce of the plant and that it gets in the water system after rain and or watering the garden. I been using this stuff for years due to my father using it when i was a kid. I hope it hadn't affected my health in any way. If Sevin Dust is bad for humans, why would they allow the stores to sell it? I learn that the technical name for it is Carbaryl and that it was first manufactured during the 50s by some plant which sold out. I noticed that it seemed to have damaged my tomato and squash plants as well for some reason or another. Don't know whether to blame the Sevin dust, drought or too much rain lately. My squash plants are just rolling over and dying for some reason. I have always put Sevin dust on them in the past, especially at the bottom of plant where the squash bugs are at. I haven't seen any squash bugs by the way, not yet. The tomato plants seems to be dying as well. I guess I will wash the dust off of them. I didn't put that much on them, just sprinkled it as always. i hope you can provide me with good information on this Sevin Dust. i think I will stop using pesticides in the future. I also read on the internet that self-rising flour is good for fighting pests. So is garlic/red pepper spray. Guess I will try and see. Thanks, hope to hear from you soon.


Hardin County Kentucky about 4 years ago

Hydroponic gardening

Does the extension office have any resources available on hydroponic gardening? I would like to try this small scale and determine if I would like to scale up and do commercial growing.
Lacy Hudgins


Hardin County Kentucky 6 months ago

My son joining 4H

I would like to know what I need to do for my son to join 4H? He is 10 years old and in the 5th grade. Thank you


Hardin County Kentucky about 1 year ago

Best herbiside to use for Fall reseeding

What is the Best herbiside to use in killing weeds for Fall reseeding that will not prevent germination of my grass seed?


Hardin County Kentucky 11 months ago

Weird bug

Hi, I was sitting on my porch swing when I noticed a large black looking fly flying up and into the spring holding up my porch swing. It did this twice that I could see. The strange thing is that it was carrying a slender tubelike green pod both times. What kind of bug would do this? Also, what was it carrying? As a side note, my mother in law tried killing a black looking fly in her house. She said it was very difficult to kill. Later she found a slender green looking pod in the sink in her bathroom near the area that she tried to kill the bug. After sharing stories we were both very curious about it all. Hoping someone could figure this out for us. Marsha Ross
ps: I just saw another one today, it looks a bit like a cross between a large black fly and a honey bee, but all black.


Hardin County Kentucky about 1 month ago

Maple tree

I have sone type of maple that is in the middle of a field and it is massive. Is there a good way to determine the age with measurements? It is the biggest maple I have personally ever seen.


Hardin County Kentucky 10 months ago

Bot fly

Here's an odd question while I know the boy fly is not to my knowledge indigenous to Kentucky but my mother does have a bug moving in her arm. I put stuff on it to smoother it and try and get it to poke out.. but it only comes out about a mm if that... I try to grab it gently with tweezers to no avail.. could this be a bot fly or am I dealing with something out of my knowledge.. sheet thought at first it was possibly a deer tick... HowvHow it's all the way in her skin and I can't see and she didn't actually see the tick she just guess... Now this thing is big enough she feels it moving... Thoughts?


Hardin County Kentucky over 2 years ago

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